U.S. EPA Region 4

Emerging Contaminants Coordinator


Aaryn Jones is serving as the Emerging Contaminants Coordinator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, GA. In this capacity, she advises senior leadership and leads stakeholder engagement on emerging contaminant issues. She is the regional point of contact for multimedia PFAS issues and leads a Regional PFAS workgroup.

Aaryn has been with EPA Region 4 for 15 years and previously served as the Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator, where she worked with regional program offices to communicate Agency priorities, direction, and initiatives, and responded to high-profile and controversial issues with significant political, press and/or community interests. Prior to that, she served as a physical scientist and enforcement officer in the Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division. In that role, she worked directly with states, tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and regulated entities on Underground Storage Tank enforcement and corrective action, Brownfields project management, and RCRA hazardous waste enforcement and corrective action.

Prior to coming to EPA, she obtained her BS in Chemistry and MS in Analytical Chemistry from East Carolina University, and an MS in Environmental Chemistry from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Her educational and research background has included novel green chemistry analytical method development, studying environmental fate, transport, and treatment of persistent halogenated contaminants in soil and groundwater, and fluoropolymer chemistry.

Contact: (470) 423-2368

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